Former president Jimmy Carter, who announced Thursday he has melanoma that had spread to his liver and brain, is being treated with two cutting-edge therapies that offer new hope to the 76,000 Americans diagnosed annually with this type of cancer.
Summertime and the living is easy ... or it's supposed to be. Now is not the time to get all hot and bothered because your mascara runs or your blush streaks down your cheek.
Andrea Q. Robinson is a beauty industry legend and one of my mentors. She revolutionized makeup by creating The Nakeds by Ultima II for Revlon back in the '80s. Until then "neutrals" didn't exist (not even Bobbi Brown!). In her new memoir Toss The Gloss-Beauty Tips, Tricks & Truths For Women 50+ ($17.67,amazon.com), Andrea, a former Vogue beauty editor who has also been president of Ralph Lauren Beauty, president of Tom Ford Beauty and chief marketing officer at Estee Lauder (see photo below) reveals her insider know-how:
Former Canadian defense minister Paul Hellyer, 90, made news earlier this month when he was quoted by Britain's Daily Mail saying "aliens walk among us." Yes, Mr. Hellyer, I agree! As a beauty and fashion editor who's worked with top models for decades I know there is something other-worldly about women born with amazing bone structure and bodies that look good in anything.
Never a dull moment. Every day there's a new beauty app or techie tool to fill a so-called void. Well, there's a difference between availability and need. Do you really need an iPhone app that scans your moles, evaluating and tracking them, or one that alerts your frizz-prone hair to rain or humidity? Do you need a portable antimicrobial pad to germproof your pull-down tray on planes to do makeup before landing? OK, maybe you do, but I don't. Seven of the most beneficial beauty items are way more basic than that. Get 'em!
By now, we thought, everyone knows that smoking does serious damage to your heart and lungs and multiplies your risk of developing lung cancer (23 times if you're a man, and 13 times if you're a woman, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
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